Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Potato Broccoli Soup - Non-Pureéd

The cold nights just won't leave us alone... And they obviously call for hot soup. Mark wanted to have potato broccoli soup, but he doesn't particularly like pureéd soups, which is all you can find all over the web. So we had to make up something, and this is what we did:

  • 5 smallish potatoes, non-peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 smallish broccoli heads, cut into small florets, stems cut into small pieces
  • 4 stalks of celery, thinlishly sliced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 8 cups of veggie broth
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • umami flavoring (MSG)
Sauté onions in a large pot with olive oil on medium heat. Add the garlic, and after a few minutes the celery. When it's all nice and fragrant, add the veggie broth, and potatoes. Bring to boil and lower heat to simmer. When potato is fairly soft, add the broccoli stems and all the spices. When the potato and broccoli are nice and soft, add the florets. You can serve with some sliced almonds and potatonion bread, if you wish. Mark thought the soup was perfect. I thought it could use a little more flavor. Maybe lemon juice?

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